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How Fast Do Private Jets Go?


When traveling for business, you rarely opt to take the scenic route if given a choice. As a busy business person, you need to travel from point A to point B in the fastest possible way, making use of every precious moment you have available in the day. If you happen to reside in Los Angeles, but your client meeting is scheduled at a location in New York, the last thing you are thinking about is navigating the How Fast Can a Private Jet Flycommercial airport, waiting an hour just to board your less than luxurious airliner like cattle, and cramming yourself between two strangers for the duration of a coast to coast flight.

The only thing that could make this scenario worse is the dreaded layover somewhere between the two coasts where you will ceremoniously un-wedge yourself from between the two strangers on either side of you, sprint to your connecting flight on the other side of the airport, and re-wedge your now sweaty body between two new and equally strange co-passengers for another few hours of discomfort.

The speed of a private jet ranges from 400 to 711 miles per hour. When compared to a commercial airliner with top speeds just over 500 miles per hour, it is easy to decide that a private jet is the speediest vessel to get you from here to there. Not only will you travel quickly, but you will enjoy the amenities that come with flying by private jet. You will enjoy complete privacy, comfort including all the leg room you can use, gourmet catering prepared to your liking, and complimentary WiFi on most jets. You can continue to work while you travel, rather than losing those valuable hours to the nightmare of the commercial airlines.

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The duration of a commercial flight from Los Angeles to New York is typically 6 to 8 hours. By chartering a private jet for the very same route, you can reduce your flight to under 5 hours on some jet makes and models. That is a savings of up to three and a half hours to do with as you please. You may also find that charter a private jet for your team is comparable in price to booking first class commercial seats, but will allow you to work through the trip, rather than wasting time in the air. Not to mention the convenience of arriving for a private jet flight within minutes of your scheduled departure rather than hours, and the flexibility to depart early or late depending only upon your schedule.

To learn more about saving time and money by renting a private jet call Lido Jets at 888-220-4598 or email today. Our team of aviation professionals are always standing by to answer your questions and book your next flight.

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Private Jets That Can Satisfy Your Need For Speed – Here are the 5 Fastest Jets in the Sky

Being a jet setter, you have a need to get from here to there, and sometimes back here again very quickly. You’re a busy person, you don’t have time for ground delays, aircraft changes, layovers, or flying at speeds slower than 700 miles per hour! Your time is valuable, so to save some more of it for you, we’ve compiled a list of the 5 fastest private jets available today. Just pick your preferred speed and call us to book your next private jet charter flight!

5. Gulfstream G-500

Top Speed: Mach 0.885 / 673 MPH

Gulfstream G-500

The G-500 is revered by any passenger that has enjoyed the luxury of climbing aboard. This elegantly stylish aircraft, created in the traditionally impressive Gulfstream vision, flies at an impressive 673 MPH. The G-500 was the speed darling of the Gulfstream family until the recent introduction of the new golden child, the G-650.

4. Bombardier Global 5000

Top Speed: Mach 0.89 / 677 MPH

Bombardier Global 5000

The always-impressive Bombardier enters our list with the very popular Global 5000. This ultra long range Heavy Jet is highly coveted by jet setters everywhere and flies at an impressive 677 MPH. Only the ultra wealthy (or those with friends in an elite class of travelers) will enjoy the luxury of flying aboard this beauty.

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3. Dassault Falcon 7X

Top Speed: Mach 0.90 / 685 MPH

Dassault Falcon 7X

Never one to be left out, Dassault makes the list with their own speed demon. The Falcon 7X flies at a whopping 685 MPH on its best day. This spacious Heavy Jet would be a delight to find on the tarmac for anyone preparing for a long range flight. Not only is it fast, it flies up to 5,950 miles non-stop.

2. Gulfstream G-650

Top Speed: Mach 0.925 / 704 MPH

Gulfstream G650

The G-650, the Gulfstream Golden Child, falls just short of the top of this speed list. Missing the mark by just 7 MPH, this gorgeous jet is larger than the fastest jet, and quickly working its way to the most popular jet in the sky. If you want to take a ride on the G-650 you’ll have to stand in line, as there are a limited few actually available today. Let’s hope Gulfstream delivers more soon!

1. Cessna Citation X

Top Speed: Mach 0.935 / 711 MPH

Cessna Citation X

Cessna’s Citation X is the fastest of the fast, the quickest of the quick, it’s the speediest jet available to the general public. This private jet will fly coast to coast in less than 5 hours. Our ancestors couldn’t have dreamed up such a mighty machine in the sky. At a whopping 711 MPH, you won’t find many arguments against it. If your group is 8 or fewer, and you prefer to spend as little time traveling as possible, the Citation X is the best option for you.

Future Supersonic Jets

Future Supersonic Jets

Your average commercial jet flies at Mach 0.85 (567mph) and supersonic jets are soon predicted to reach speeds of 1,060 – 1,200mph. This is nearly twice the speed of sound. America’s Federal Aviation Administration currently prohibits supersonic flight over land so you may just have to head towards sea in order to experience the thrill of exceeding Mach 1. Private jets of the future are expected to be able to travel from London to Sydney in an afternoon – but you’ll have to wait several more years to experience this.

If you have a need for speed, you can count on Lido Jets to get you where you’re going with speedy style. Call 888-220-4598 or email for service 24/7/365.

What’s the Price for a Private Jet?

Depending on your aircraft and route, the price of chartering a private jet can vary. Here at Lido Jets, we have access to thousands of airports and jet aircraft, so we’ve got you covered no matter where you’re coming from or how you want to fly.